2020 marks the fifteenth year that The Ponemon Institute produced its Cost of a Data Breach report. Among the findings of the report, produced jointly by IBM security, is one that generates pause for many of those in the healthcare industry: while the average total cost for a data breach was $3.86 million across all
The United States is now almost one year into its COVID Pandemic Response that shifted a large percentage of its workforces to a remote office scenario. While every organization works to maintain appropriate security and privacy safeguards in this new milieu, the stakes are higher for those companies that are obligated by the HIPAA Privacy
This is a guest post from Vincent Martino, Chief Product Officer & Co-Founder of VisitPay. In this Q&A, Vincent Martino shares how VisitPay helps simplify and consolidate the patient experience. He also discusses the value of choosing a technology compatible with Sphere to ensure your organization continues to manage a single, integrated experience. Why are
Sphere recently sat down with its own Andrew Immerman, Senior Vice President of Technology to answer questions asked regularly by software vendors when choosing a payments platform with which to integrate. Mr. Immerman leverages over 20 years of experience in the development, deployment, coordination and operation of quality-driven, mission-critical technologies. Sphere: Why use a gateway
While healthcare providers are properly focused on patient care, it is important not to overlook the overall patient experience. There are many opportunities to make improvements. One practical way to do this is to allow multiple, digital points of payment. Why is this important? Out-of-pocket costs for patients has increased by 230% in the previous
By Dr. Heather Mark, CCEP Privacy data leaks can cause long term damage to an organization. This is why it is vitally important for organizations of all sizes to understand their relationship to toxic data, their need for it, and to develop protocols for dealing with it appropriately. Here are 5 questions to get you started.
Health systems have been hard hit by the economic impact of COVID-19. Unfortunately, bad debt will rise for providers as patients prioritize their bills, oftentimes putting medical bills last. Ryne Natzke, Vice President of Strategic Accounts and Healthcare at Sphere joined Vince Martino, Chief Product Officer & Co-Founder at VisitPay to discuss 3 ways to
By Dr. Heather Mark, CCEP In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, fraudulent activity and scams have been on the rise. As a result, scammers are looking for ways to test their stolen card information. One way they do that is to find portals or e-commerce sites that have payment forms and use those forms